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One of DC's Dynamic Women of 2013 Joins Beasley RE

April 6, 2014

Kathleen Kennedy, one of real estate’s most experienced and accomplished professionals, has joined Beasley as the principal broker for Virginia, Beasley Real Estate has announced.

Kathleen Kennedy goes to Beasley Real Estate with more than 20 years of experience. She has earned national recognition as a Top 1% Realtor and most recently as the vice president with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Previews International in Alexandria, Virginia.  Her experience includes success as a supervising broker for Long and Foster, acquiring a Re/Max franchise, and running her own real estate firm.  

DC Modern Luxury Magazine recognized Kathleen as one of DC's Dynamic Women for 2013.

“Kathleen is strongly committed to the industry and has an extensive resume of community and civil service, licensee training, and longstanding service on various real estate boards and associations,” Beasley RE said in a statement.

She currently serves on the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Standard Forms Committee, with a select group of real estate leaders. Kathleen is an elected member of the Virginia Leadership Academy, has been a delegate for Virginia Association of Realtors and served on the Virginia Manager’s Council.

She is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

She serves on the Devotion to Children Advisory Board and supports Toys 4 Tots, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

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Jack Evans Unveils Affordable Housing Plan in Shaw Community

March 11, 2014

Jack Evans announced Saturday the steps he will take, if elected, to make the District more affordable and continue the economic development that creates jobs. Evans’s plan includes proposals to preserve existing affordable housing units and connect job-training programs to affordable housing construction. The candidate said, “Fast forward to today. At this very moment, this neighborhood symbolizes what every candidate touts they will produce for this city but not one of them can give you a tangible example as vivid as Shaw.”

(Photo by: jackevansfordc.com)

The event was a press conference with volunteers and supporters where Jack Evans unveiled his policy proposal to make the District more affordable. Highlights of Evans' plan:

* Develop 20,000 More Quality Affordable Housing Units

* Increase Homeownership and Access to Affordable Housing Citywide.

* Make Property Taxes Progressive

* Preserve Existing Affordable Housing Units.

* Ensure Banks are Providing Services to All District Residents.

* Connect Job Training Programs to Affordable Housing Construction

“The current Mayor, Vincent Gray has failed to deliver on the New Communities Initiative, a project intended to replicate communities like Shaw.  Even in his own ward, Ward 7, the status of Lincoln Heights is dubious and has yet to become what his administration promised. Why is that? These economic development projects are hard to accomplish, some suggest unachievable.  It requires more than just an unrelenting determination. It requires experience; someone who has done it before.  Something I offer and no other candidate possesses.”

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Tudor Place Receives $100,000 Matching Grant from DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

February 26, 2014

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded a $100,000 matching grant for 2014 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The grant, to maintain and restore critical infrastructure, is in recognition of its important role in making historic resources available to residents of all eight wards of the District. The project, which requires Tudor Place to raise an equal amount, is funded in part by the DCAH, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant and matching funds will includes replacement of a late 19th-century roof, re-pointing of a brick structure, and restoration painting of the exterior woodwork on the National Historic Landmark house, which welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year.

"It is one thing to make the case for splashy restoration projects the public sees every day," commented Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie Buhler, "but the kind of long-term preservation and maintenance covered by this grant are no less essential. We applaud DCAH for supporting the literal foundations of an impressive historic resource in our city."

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, a 5-½-acre estate in the city's Georgetown neighborhood, is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving schools and residents from across the District.  The National Historic Landmark house is a unique testament to our city's past, described by the U.S Commission on Fine Arts as, "without doubt, the most significant early 19th-century residence in Washington." The site serves over 3,000 D.C. students annually, the majority of them in Title I schools. 

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street.


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